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>>> this is 9 news now. >>> hello. i'm jc hayward. thanks for joining us. our 9 news now team called it. our weather team said we were going to have storms and storms we have had. and they have been causing problems because there are pockets in our region dealing with flooding. the driver of a car in annandale, taking a look right now at the picture, he had to be rescued. he was in deep water. the question remaining is, how much longer before it's over. so let's get to our meteorologist howard who has more on the day's storm alert. >> jc, tropical rains have been phenomenal. they are letting schools out and i doubt they will be going again tomorrow down there. the back edge and western sections pull in to west central virginia. in a few hours we will start to see a lull. we are not done with the rain yet. the tropical connection going to the atlantic and looks like another wave may be forming so that more rain could be tonight in to tomorrow. and with all of the rain we have had, the light greene county, the entire metro region, southern maryland, culpeper, up to pennsylvania,
. these drivers are only able to squeeze by using that left shoulder. as a result of that, they are in a solid jam up at river road. let's show you 50 west where we have more problems. this is new. an accident at mlk jr. highway. you have a one hour drive moving it outside northbound on 95 from dale city to the mixing bowl. clearing bumper-to-bumper. that is the only good news there with no accidents. watch for flooding on the inner and outer loop at the 123 exit. you have a good amount of congestion at 95 to 66. as you continue over trying to get to the american legion bridge. we have crash activity. it comes from the dulles toll road to 67. we know that all of the access lanes are blocked. it is taking away one lane on the left side. drivers here are pretty much stacked at hunter mill. back to you. >>> thank you. you heard it from howard and devin. we are under a flood watch until 9:00 p.m. flooding during a downpour is a concern in alexandria. we have jessica from old town along king street. >> reporter: good morning. we are at the very end of king street where it terminates at the potomac. i w
was found in a piece of luggage, cbs news correspondent bob orr joins us this morning with the latest. bob, good morning. >> good morning, erica. we can say the holiday weekend is off to a tense started with the latest airport scare in miami. authorities tell us everything is getting back to normal. but for seven hours overnight, four of miami's six terminals were shut down. airport roads in the vicinity were closed, passengers were all ordered evacuated and bomb squad technicians moved in. it started around 9:00 with a security officer spotted something in a checked bag, the luggage screening area, where all the bags are put through explosive detection machines. police went out and located the owner of the bag and took that passenger into custody. now we're told the person is expected to be released and may have been released already. while officials will not say exactly on the record what was found, we're led to believe it was not dangerous. for you, the good news is that this evacuation happened during nonpeak hours overnight. not that many flights were effected. there could be residual
at where you live. a lot of green on the maps. that tells us that drivers are moving at speed. 95 northbound you are all clear. route 1 to the mixing bowl, all clear. 95 and bw parkway smooth sailing from 198 to powder mill. 270 southbound. we are stacking up a bit. starting to approach that 109 area making your way to germantown road. and finally wrap it up with dc 295, no problems from the beltway to the 11th street bridge. this is a live shot at eastern avenue. back to you. >>> right now we are following breaking news along the border of southeast washington in prince georges county. police are searching for carjacking suspects who fired their guns at police. there was a carjacking this morning in suitland, maryland. police chased the suspects in to the district and that's where they shot at the officers. no one was hurt. two are in custody right now but the manhunt is not over. we are keeping an eye on this for you and of course we will bring you any updates as we get them. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. the chesapeake gets right side
there taking away alet lane. >>> at the top of the hour it is all the about hurricane earl. as howard told us the storm is moving by the outer banks. this is what it looks like in atlantic beach, north carolina. a lot of towns were evacuated ahead of the storm. the delmarva is bracing for a brush with earl later this afternoon. how are things looking right now? >> well, we somewhere are just starting to feel the tropical afcs. the wind has picked up. close to gale gale force. an the winds off the ocean has a tropical feel. so we know something is close but as howard reported really primetime for earl on the delmarva peninsula is yet to come. probably in the mid to late morning. although officials here in ocean city think it will be over by 3:00. even so, this has been an exercise in preparedness. the big gates on the sea walls slammed shut. the final preparations for keeping a menacing surf from destroying the boardwalk as earl pushes close. >> i'm excited actually. >> we're definitely going to stay. >> reporter: they put up fencing to prevent drifting sand from burying parking lots an the bo
friday. >> wake up, folks. the weekend is upon us. right now we enter a new hour. and no new problems to tell you about. but first take you to 95. this is one tieup we have been keeping an eye on since this morning. it is southbound at the backlick road exit. volume is light. not affecting the flow of traffic. mainly northbound. you are looking at a smooth commute to the mixing bowl. 3 t 5 if you continue to this roadway. tracking taillights from the beltway to shirlington. 68 eastbound. -- 66 eastbound, happy to report the ramp is open. and wrap with a check on the outer loop. all is good from 95 to georgia. back to you. >>> right now hurricane earl is making its way up the east coast and we have a team of reporters covering the storm. our scott broom is in ocean city, maryland where the affects of the storm are being felt, but first bruce leshan is kicking off the coverage live in virginia beach. earlier you were seeing more winds and rain. what are you seeing now. >> still fairly light rain. although i'm getting slapped in the face a little bit and the wind is gusting up to maybe,
real soon as kristen's been telling us. in seven minutes we'll get a live report from naghead. you can track earl and other hurricanes the home page at wusa9.com. >>> police barricade situation in walkersville, maryland is over. the man inside the home is being checked out of the hospital. the standoff ended just after midnight over seven hours after it began. officers entered the room where the man was held up. they found himlying in a bathroom in need of medical assistance. it all started yesterday evening when maryland state police received a call about a man threatening himself and others. >>> new this morning the secretary of defense is in iraq in, robert gates is there meeting with u.s. troops about their new role. it comes hours after president obama addressed the nation. he said our combat role in iraq is over. >> the united states has paid a huge price to put the future of iraq in the hands of its people. we have sent our young men and women to make enormous sacrifices in iraq. and spent vast resources abroad at a time of tight budgets at home. >> the president said he spo
will take it. it is in the 50s well north and west. most of us in the 60s to 70s south. the day at a glance 67 at 9:00. watch out for some pockets of heavy rain at times this morning. it is 5:00 a.m. how are the roads? >> as you said the rain is a good thing but not fun to drive in, especially when you run in to an accident. we have one right now we are looking at. bw parkway at landover road. the crash is a report. no major delays associated with this one yet, but beaware of that if you are heading out that way. take it extra slow wherever you go. as we head out to our live camera and see how the wet roads are affecting the commute on 270, it is wet and people are taking it slower but all lanes are open father hurley to the split. virginia commuters, good morning to you as you head 66 from route 50 the the beltway. a-okay. no incidents or accidents to report. and same on 95 and 395. all lanes are open, as well. be extra careful out there and heading to work this morning. back to you. >> thank you. >>> well, this morning big changes await commuters who travel to the pentagon metro station.
are cooling with. everybody please use caution. a couple of extra minutes early to avoid the bigger delays this morning. on the outer loop, we are filling in from new hampshire to georgia avenue. so far this delay plus five minutes in the car. moving to inbound new york avenue. looks like we are slow from the times building past this point at bladensburg road. okay approaching florida avenue. 95, you are delayed between duke over to seminary. expect these bumpers to start to stack up shortly and one big delay we are tracking that comes before this on 95 northbound, just dragging along between the prince william parkway and lorton and then in the express lanes the hov lanes at lorton is where we have crash activity and drivers start to back up at 123. that's the latest. back to you. >> thank you, angie. >>> let's check on how things are in leesburg, virginia. kristin fisher is live tracking our storm alert. some are seeing rain, others reason. what are you seeing, kristin? >> we are seeing more rain now. it has been stop and start throughout the morning. when i first saw you at 5:00 there w
eastbound lanes closed. drivers being forced to use that exit 87 to get on to 29 and from there they can hop on to route 40 or 99 to get around it throughout the morning rush because it looks like officials will be out there until at least 8:00 this morning. taking it to the district. we have fire activity to tell you about. it has mown pleasant closed between irving and tenth. this is in northwest. we also know that lamont is closed between 16th and 17th. we also know that 66 is slowing down. we take it outside to virginia. 234 to route 28. a lot of taillights here stacking up. the same approaching route 50 to nutley. 495 in virginia no incidents or accidents out here. but just volume and you are going to want to take it easy as you come off and on those ramps out there. you want to watch for standing water. andrea, over to you. >>> thank you, angie. >>> you know told town alexandria will see flooding in this storm. let's go live to jessica doyle. she's live along king street. how are the conditions now? >> i can tell you the rain has started to taper off a little bit. we have seen it comin
for us, and every election from here on. we will make improvements. >> reporter: the executive director of elections says they got to keep accurate parts right but the third issue is speed an they expect to be faster in november. >>> as you know, vincent gray beat mayor fenty and he faces no republican opposition in november. so one big question gray has been asked is whether he will keep schools chancellor rhee. bruce johnson tried to get an answer yesterday. >> reporter: will you ask her to stay or will you wait until you hear what her plans are? >> no. we are not going to make personnel decisions until after the general election. >> reporter: some gray supporters like the teachers union, want rhee ousted. some others argue she should be urged to stay on for the sake of an orderly transition. >>> now that he has conceded the race, what's next for mayor fenty? he insists he will charge ahead for the next 106 day he is still mayor and he has no other job offers a this point. he has a law degree but spent little time practicing law and got in to trouble with the dc bar when he died did -
, grabbed a beer and went down the emergency chute. he is charged with criminal mischief. >>> the u.s. is bidding to host the 2018 to 2022 event and washington could host some of the games. rfk stadium held games in 1894. >>> also today employees at discovery communications head back to work. their offices are back open for the first time since the standoff. lindsey mastis live in downtown silver spring with more on the story. good morning, lindsey. >> reporter: good morning. discovery's 1900 employees were granted what is called liberal leave. that means they didn't have to come back to work until today. so far we have seen some people walking around the building but it is still early. some employees returned to the discovery headquarters the next day, right after the attacks because during the evacuation many people left their personal items like car keys, clap tops and cell phones. discovery had a dozen grief counselors on hand to help employees. >> it just makes me really sad that these kinds of senseless acts of violence are going on and people can't find a more creative way to p
joining us with more. >> reporter: jessica, investigators are on the scene trying to find out the cause of the fire. they know it started on the fifth floor and went up through the stairwell. the fire was so intense that one person jumped out the window. >> there was one resident, who did jump from the interior of the building to escape the fire. >> reporter: that man died a short time later. four others are in critical condition, including a child. eight people were transported to lock a hospitals. 40 others were treated on the scene. >> got my girlfriend out of bed and ran through. she got her and the cat. she's in the hospital and i'm going to see her right now. >> reporter: witnesses say they woke up to the sound of alarms. >> i heard screaming. so i opened up the door and saw on my floor there was furniture in the hallway that was on fire. >> reporter: this man lives on the fifth floor and he says the night before he noticed the furniture in the common area, close to where the fire started. >> it was a lot of smoke, and my hall was pretty lit up with flames. yeah, pretty scary. >>
of rain in eastern north carolina. obviously flooding is going on there. this will be with us for the day. maybe lessening later in the afternoon. you can see how the moisture continues to stream north. look at those deep oranges. the deep tropical rich moisture moving north. with that and a storm tracking to this west. a tornado watch until 7 a.m. this is a short lived one. i imagine this will be replaced after 7 a.m. and basically everyone east of 95 including washington, much of howard county, eastern montgomery, down to the northern neck, southern maryland, eastern shore. tornado watch until 7 a.m. and as far as the flood watch, we have the flood watch until 9:00. the counties in green, which is the entire metro, southern maryland down to fredericksburg out to loudoun, eastern faulkier, prince william, manassas city, fairfax, that is a flood warning. through 9:00 p.m., a flood watch. the flood warnings go until 10:45 this morning. and as far as our rainfall projections potential any way through 1:00 this morning. we are still looking. see those yellowish areas, that's eight to ten inc
:30 this morning. as a result of this, you want to use route 40 or 99 as the alternate. take it over to 270. slick road conditions from frederick to the split but no major problems to get there. a water main break in chevy chase. this is willard road between river road and north park avenue. and that's where we have crews on the scene trying to get this under control. avoid the area. in to dc we go. inbound new york avenue, the drive is very wet. take it slow and watch for high water. 95 in virginia, we still are keeping an eye on an accident past 630 near stafford and overall you are doing okay trying to get to that micking bowl. andrea, over to you. >>> as howard told us we are under a flood watch until 9:00 p.m. and jessica doyle is joining us live from alexandria where heavy rain always prompts concerns of flooding. the puddle near your foot is getting deeper, it seems. >> it is indeed and this is what people will see when they are driving an today and walking to work. this is a very good day to have go learn. we have puddles accumulating here in old town alexandria. i'm on king street where i
. it is the next front on thursday night and friday that has more promise for us. 59 easton and cambridge. 70 if you believe it in orange. winchester 67. up the road, martinsburg 58. manassas is 59. frederick and gaithersburg 57 and andrews is 62. we have 66 a couple of clouds mixing up there. 59 on the dew point and the humidity is 78% and a light southwesterly wind at six. it was calm last hour. so the front is up in this part of the world, but there's no real weather with it. you see showers across new york state and to the west, as well. storm system gathering in the middle of the country. that's going to be moving toward us. first we get the front. perhaps a few clouds with it this afternoon and this evening. tonight mainly clear. winds will start to relax as that storm pulling away -- pulls away. as we head to thursday look at this through the midwest. that could bring us shower activity on thursday night in to friday morning. this is igor, another perspective and if this doesn't turn it is right on-line for the northern leeward islands but the good news with the storm, even though it i
it looks like some rain is close to us but not here in the metro. on live doppler 9000 hd, this is where we are seeing the light rains across the northern neck, reedville, tappahannock, newland, st. mary's city seeing light sprinkles. the charity golf tournament at swan point will be okay. this will not be a problem for you but for the area beaches we are looking at tropical storm warnings and winds potentially 45 at ocean city, 35 to 40 at rijo both as this is far enough off shore to give a glancing blow from the hurricane. let's talk about the temperatures. temperatures have stayed up. in the 70s almost everywhere. culpeper at 70. we are 78. air quality is code yellow. mostly cloudy and 88 at noon. 87 for the drive home. around 90, which is cooler than the last few days and a slight chance of a shower with a front this evening. the weekend forecast is coming up in ten minutes. right now it is traffic time. >>> good morning, everybody. right now already dealing with the first accident of the morning and it comes from virginia. southbound 95. watch for it at backlick road. we are losing two
moisture and it is right on top of us right now. we want switch it over to live doppler 9000 hd. devon lucie is driving the controls this morning. you can see the rain falling in the area. the yellow and orange areas are really coming down. some one to two inches an hour and everything is lifting to the north at 20 miles an hour. the heavy stuff to the east across eastern prince georges, calvert counties, as well. this is coming from southern maryland where they have really been hit hard. another area of moderate rainfall to the north through montgomery county, loudoun county and lifting to frederick and carroll counties on i-70. a lot of rain out there. as we zoom in you will see the heavy showers in and around the metro. upper marlboro south and east coming down, cats and dogs and jason in the chat room said guinea pigs and everything at the same time. let's switch over to the storm totals from what we have been watching. locally you see the bands of the heavier totals to the west but southern maryland n to the northern neck, we have seen some numbers down there -- doppler estimates
, if you are heading to the pentagon metro station you want to take that detour to use the covered canopy. the good news is if i sound like i'm talk atlantic gibberish and you have to idea what i'm talking about, don't worry, metro has posted signs in the metro station to direct people as to what they need to do because of the changes. and you will have to go ahead and get used to them. they will likely stay in affect until 2012. the department of defense is working on building a security check point at the pentagon but it will be a while. it won't be complete until 2012. get used to these things. they will likely be in place until then. >> dunn sound like jibbering. but a lot of information we need to hear. >>> police hope a driver's side mirror left at the scene of a hit and run will help them to identify the car. it happened on carroll avenue and piney branch road. witnesses told 9 news now what they saw. >> she is laying face down her flip flops in the middle of the road her phone is broke and maybe she was bringing food for her family or something. >> reporter: at point we only know
. reporting live, peggy fox, 9news now. >> thanks for taking us to all those locations, peggy. elsewhere in virginia, a driver tried to make it through high water ended up in need of a big rescue, that despite of a big sign. rescuers rescued two people. police believe the driver simply disregarded the warning. >>> and here's another reason not to do that. this car got stuck in some high water this morning in vienna. the water came up 2 feet near the intersection of old courthouse road. the water receded after workers cleared out the storm drain. top. >> you know, southern maryland was a bulls eye for this morning's heavy rain and could be the bulls eye again tonight. many people who live along the chesapeake bay had to pile sandbags along their front doors. and in lusbee, the weather cracked one home's foundation. scott. >> topper, chesapeake ranch estates is where i am. officially down in solomon's, 7.3 inches of rain. a phenomenal amount of rain. it created mud slide conditions in front of this house. pushing water and mud completely through the foundation. >> a house completely und
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